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Build Your Welding Library: The Latest Welding Book Releases

Just as welders have to update their skills to stay fresh and ahead of the competition, welding libraries should always be stocked with the latest welding books out on the market. Check out what has been updated, newly released, and some welding books that are

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The Top 24 ‘Weld My World’ Posts of 2011

Everyone’s doing a countdown, so why not join in on all the obvious fun? We’ve covered so many welding topics this year – from welding robots, welding certification, welding events, and even welding poetry – and we're going to make 2012 just as diverse, informative, and entertaining as ever. From January to December, here’s our list of the top 24 Weld My World Posts of 2011:

 

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3 Common Welding Mistakes To Avoid

Welding on your own, that is without an instructor over your back and in your ear, is the ultimate goal for any budding welder – just don’t throw your sensibilities out the window. The same advice should be drilled, hammered, loaded, and forged into the minds of more experienced welders. Skill level aside, open your ears and prepare your brain to take in some of the most common welding mistakes that can (and should) be easily avoided.

 

Reasons Scarfing Tools Fail

You know those little ceramic inserts used for scarfing the OD upset seam of tube after its welded, why don’t they last? Why do they break after only a short time in use?

It may seem an insignificant little tool at first, but if you look at the life expectancy of your scarfing tool you’ll be able to clearly see how all tools and equipment are cared for in a tube manufacturing shop.

 

Fact or Fiction: It’s Not Important to Understand Welding Math

Some welders might ask if this topic is even worth covering, which reminds me of being in my 11th grade Algebra II class. Before every session started someone in class would ask, “Do I really need to know this? When will I ever use Algebra II in life?” My teacher’s response always cracked me up: “When are you going to use it? Right now! So – to answer your other question – yes, you really need to know this, otherwise you won’t pass my class!” So, with that in mind. . .

 

5 Welding Mistakes That Could Kill You

Welding is a rewarding career and many people greatly enjoy it. Some people simply weld as a fun hobby. Whether you are a welder for pleasure or have made a good career out of it, there are some mistakes you can easily make that could kill you.

 

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Fact or Fiction Revisit: Have You Kept Yourself Recession-Proof?

We first brought up this topic in the kickoff blog post written on Weld My World, “Fact or Fiction: Are Welders Recession Proof?” We’d like to know what changes have occurred in the job market since our last look. What changes have you made in your life to keep yourself recession-proof, or is it even possible to find job security in these uncertain times?

 

Top 5 Books That Should be in Your Welding Reference Library

To be successful in any profession you need to stay on top of all the changes, advancements and trends in your field of expertise. To remain current and effective in your industry you must always be learning, striving to grow and adding to your knowledge base.

Three Books that should be on your Welding Reading List

Are these three books in your library? They should be. “Welding Secrets” With a tagline “No other book will prevent more accidents,” we were intrigued. This book is different because it tells you where NOT to weld. The author, a welder with 49 years of

Welding Instructional Books

There are a number of instructional books that cover a wide range of welding topics.  A good welding book can be a priceless reference manual for you to keep in your shop or office.  Here is some information about a few of the more popular

Fact or Fiction: It’s Not Important to Understand Welding Math

Some welders might ask if this topic is even worth covering, which reminds me of being in my 11th grade Algebra II class. Before every session started someone in class would ask, “Do I really need to know this? When will I ever use Algebra

Welding Projects Books for Hobby Welders

A good welding projects books is tricky to find. There are several welding project books out there that are not as helpful as they claim. First off, when I look for welding information, the first place I look is to manufacturers. Manufacturer’s websites are a reliable source of welding

Hot Off The Press! Welding For DUMMIES

 This book is so hot it hasn’t even been released yet! The ever-popular “…. For Dummies” book series – which has covered nearly every topic from Chihuahuas to computer hacking – is at it again, and this time the spotlight is on welding. Welding For

Welding Reading List: Back to Basics

Welding books that deal with the basics of the trade are always useful for new welders as well as veterans looking to refresh their memory in a few core welding principles. The books below are written with beginners in mind, so complex issues are covered

Welding Reading List: Welding Math and Blueprints

Yeah, I know. Summer’s just about up, but let’s enjoy what’s left of it while we can. Wind down this summer and improve your welding knowledge with one stone: The Welding Reading List.This week you’ll learn how to read blueprints and get a grip on

Welding Reading List : Welding Encyclopedias and Handbooks

Encyclopedias are packed with information that you may or may not need to to know, but it’s always good to know that information is there and readily available. Welding encyclopedias are just the same in that manner. Read up on the history of welding, learn

Welding Reading List: The Top 3 Welding Art Books

Because rookie and veteran welders all need a refresher every once in the while, we’ve decided to introduce the Welding Reading List. Each list will feature at least three welding books that are highly recommended by various welders. We’ll cover welding art, welding basics, welding